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MMA IN THE MEDIA

Independent Media accused of inflating circulation ...

18-07-2019

18 July 2019, Sunday Times, SHAIN GERMANER Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird said he now understood why Independent Media had initially appeared to not have been hit as hard …

Zondo commission under pressure to move out of ...

17-07-2019

17 July 2019, IOL, Staff Reporter However, William Bird, the director of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has a different view on the matter. He said he was not sure on …

More battles for media freedom being won, but the ...

16-07-2019

14 July 2019, Daily Maverick, William Bird   Delegations from more than 100 countries, including 60 ministers, and more than 1,500 journalists, academics and campaigners, recently gathered in London for …

The 4IR imperative: Opening up internet access to ...

05-07-2019

5 July 2019, The Media Online, Michael Bratt “Access to the internet is now recognized as a fundamental right. That matters to us because we don’t have fundamental rights being …

Another bailout for the SABC?

04-07-2019

4 July 2019, Cape Talk, Sara-Jayne King   William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa, agrees. They speak to the majority of people in our country and they’re the only …

Discredited, threatened, attacked: challenges of ...

01-07-2019

1 July 2019, Committee to Projects Journalists, Angela Quintal SANEF developed an election portal where journalists could report threats and intimidation online. It received zero complaints, said executive director Kate Skinner. A platform to fight …

Media Monitoring Africa launches report on ...

23-06-2019

23 June 2019, Sandton Chronicle, Laura Pisanello Sarah Findlay, the elections head for Media Monitoring Africa, explained that over 30 percent of stories were primarily political and focused on party …

SABC election coverage was fair: Media Monitoring ...

14-06-2019

14 June 2019, Dey There, Prince Jafa’ar Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) Director William Bird says despite the public broadcaster’s financial situation, the SABC managed to deliver overwhelmingly fair election coverage. …